Houston Astros Minor League News

Triple-A Team Headed Back to Round Rock?

Reportedly, if the Rangers buy the Oklahoma City Triple-A team, the Ryan family may steer Round Rock back to the Astros.

Astros trade Eric Berger to Athletics for PTBNL

Astros send Berger west to the Athletics for a player to be named later.

Former Minor Leaguers File Suit Against MLB

Aaron Senne, Michael Liberto, and Oliver Odle filed a suit this month in the U.S. District Court, alleging violations of wage and overtime laws by Major League Baseball.

What's In A Name: When Minor League Teams Re-Brand

With talk of the Astros moving their Triple-A affiliate to The Woodlands, let's stop to consider other recent minor league moves, including the re-branding of the Akron team and the move of San Diego's PCL affiliate to El Paso.

Astros Podcast: Money And Urine Samples

On this weeks Astros Baseball and Minors podcasts we discuss: Jose Altuve; Forbes and the Astros profitability; Austin Wates; PED suspensions for three minor league players; minor league playoffs and promotions.

LIVE: Astros Profitability, Forbes and Jose Altuve

Astros Baseball Podcast: Forbes, Jose Altuve and listener questions Astros Minors Podcast: Whatever Brooks wants to talk about

Three Astros Farmhands Suspended

D'Andre Toney, Michael Martinez, and Jose Fernandez. - all with ties to Tri-City this year - have run afoul of the minor league drug program.

Eight Astros Heading to AFL; DeShields to Outfield

Eight Astros prospects are being sent to the Arizona Fall League. One of them is Delino DeShields who will be making the transition back to the outfield.

LIVE: Trade Deadline Wrap Up

In the Astros Baseball podcast we'll do a trade deadline wrap up and in the Astros Minors podcast we'll talk about the newest additions to the already stacked farm system.

The Anatomy of a One-Pitch Strikeout

Nick Tropeano did the impossible last night, striking out Midland RockHounds third baseman Vinnie Catricala with a single pitch.


Minors Report: Folty, Garcia, Stassi and Mier

A report on Astros minor league players Mike Foltynewicz, Rene Garcia, Max Stassi and Jiovanni Mier

The Luhnow Process II, the Pitcher's K to BB ratio

A look at how the K:BB ratio works out for the pitchers down on the Astros farm system.

Five Astros On BA's Top 50 Prospect List

Five names make Baseball America's most recent top 50 prospect list and that's without the recently drafted Mark Appel.

Appel Make His Professional Debut

Astros prospect Mark Appel makes his debut for the Tri-City ValleyCats with some encouraging results.


Deshields vs. Fontana

It has been conventional wisdom that Deshields has mildly disappointed this year, while Fontana has been humming along like Fontana does.

Oberholtzer Returns and Appel Set To Make Debut

Astros reliever Hector Ambriz is replace on the Astros major league roster by left-handed pitcher Brett Oberholtzer. Oh, and Mark Appel is making his pro-debut Friday, July 5.

Five Astros on BP's Mid-Season Prospect List

Baseball Prospectus has a new top 50 list out and five Astros prospects make the list.

Rising Stock Report

As sample sizes stabilize and prospects are seen by multiple scouts, stocks are changing. And the Astros have some intriguing prospects with rising stocks.

Farm Hands

Two of Houston's top prospects are both missing time with hand injuries.

Tandem Pitching Results from the First Week

I took the results of the first week from the Astros minor league season to analyze the effects of the new tandem pitching system.

Injuries Woes Continue into the Minors

John Ely and Jose Martinez have found themselves on the AAA DL. Ely's injury continues the trend of newly acquired Astros pitchers finding their way to the disabled list.

Paul Clemens is on his way to the Majors

Change is coming in Houston, Paul Clemens is going to be a part of it, but who else is a part of it?

Astros Minor League Preview: CC Hooks

The Hooks offer a team that will win many games based off of good pitching and defense all over the field. They also offer some pop from the outfield and a lineup featuring prospects.

Minor League Preview: Lancaster Jethawks

An extensive look at the Lancater Jethawks' (the Houston Astros High-A Affiliate) opening day roster. Includes: lineup projections, best tools and two sleepers.

Minor League Preview: Oklahoma City RedHawks

The Oklahoma City RedHawks will likely receive a lot of attention this season, not only on the field but on the business side as well. The pitching staff is going to be backbone of the team and will be the reason for any success.

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